I've got a Jon Boat that needs welding. The bow of the boat has a crack in it shaped kinda like a W in away. Seems the front bunk has put pressure in the middle of the bow. I was hoping someone could tell me if HTS-2000 works. Or any other Rod type product that uses a torch. Any tips on using this stuff would be great also. I haven't priced just getting it welded yet, but, I'm sure that is gonna be more than I can afford right now. Is anybody here a welder that can give me a rough estimate on welding a split about 7"x5" ? There is a welded seam that runs across the bow and the damage is just below this seam , running across one of the ribs that run front to back. Thanks for any help you can give me. This is the only thing holding us up from making our Maden Voyage !